London Skolars v Hunslet RLFC

22/08/2014 - 10:36 am
New River Stadium


A devastating defeat last week did not knock the Hawks too far off track as they travelled to the London Skolars and came up with a 36-10 win to kick off the Wembley weekend in style.

Luke Briscoe the first name on the score board with a try after just 12 minutes. Flying through the defence to touch it down and give the Hawks the strong start they needed. The second try a reward for the visitors a high tackle granted Coyle the ball to kick for touch and when Maun came steaming on to the gap there was no stopping him, busting through tackles and finishing it off to further the advantage. The boys were hammering in to the Skolars this evening and giving little away in defence. The possession share told once again as the home side tired which allowed Luke Stenchion to power through and over the line. Liam Mackay followed shortly after weaving through the opposition to reward the side with 4 more points Skipper March making it 100% success with his conversions this evening. The Hawks outfit were leaving nothing to chance this evening clinical in all aspects they enjoyed being able to throw the ball about. Richard Moore’s offloads causing problems all over the field he chose to keep it to himself this time and looking set for the whitewash a late pass to Jimmy Watson to be safe allowed the fullback to seal the deal and put it over the line. Little to complain about after the first 40 minutes with 30-0 the score at halftime, the boys just had the small job of putting the game to bed in the second half.

It looked to be going the right way opening up with a sting; winger Lee Brickwood was almost clean away with a dart from dummy half. But it was the Coyle kick that did it for Hawks opposite winger Gavin Duffy who capitalised as he stole the ball from the air and put it over in the corner. As March put the ball cleanly through the sticks he made if 6 from 6 this evening. Ross Peltier maintained his good form the driving force down the centre of the field and Oakes also putting in good yards down the left channel but neither could burst their way through late on. A fall in intensity punished the visitors as the home side bit back, miscommunication from the defenders gave Mvududu a gap to walk straight into and the Skolars weren’t finished there. Ex – Hawk Tuffour got a late pass on the line but a killer tackle from Stenchion who shot out of the line put an end to any danger. His efforts in vain as moments later Mvududu helped himself to his second, Bishay raced back into the line after his conversion attempt bounced awkwardly off the upright the London side were ready for a comeback in their final home game of the season. It was a relief when the hooter blew but the Hawks had done enough in the first half to grant them the 3 points.

36-10 was a steady win for Barry’s side who now face another week off before heading to South Wales for the final game off the league. The win puts the boys in second position but a big effort is needed to keep us firmly planted there.

Hope to see you all in South Wales in two weeks time.

Hunslet RLFC Line up
1. Jimmy Watson
2. James Duckworth
3. Lee Brickwood
Sponsored by: Eric Simon
4. Danny Maun
Sponsored by: Norty Forty
5. Gavin Duffy
6. Thomas Coyle
Sponsored by: Yorkshire Signs
7. James Coyle
Sponsored by: Yorkshire Signs
12. John Oakes
Sponsored by: Leeds Bacon Company Ltd
11. Luke Briscoe
Sponsored by: Pudsey Pre-Cast Ltd
8. Richard Moore
Sponsored by: The Garden Gate Public House
9. David March
Sponsored by: A & R Construction
10. Michael Haley
13. Liam Mackay
14. Danny Ansell
15. Luke Stenchion
Sponsored by: J Mulkeen & Co Builders Ltd
16. Ross Peltier
Sponsored by: The Garden Gate Public House
17. Aston Wilson
00:12 Luke Briscoe Try
00:12 David March Goal
00:23 Danny Maun Try
00:23 David March Goal
00:27 Luke Stenchion Try
00:27 David March Goal
00:29 David March Goal
00:29 Liam Mackay Try
00:33 Jimmy Watson Try
00:33 David March Goal
00:52 Gavin Duffy Try
00:52 David March Goal

London Skolars

Position T C P DP Points

Hunslet RLFC

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Date Time Season
22/08/2014 10:36 am 2014